Simple Hamster How-Tos
You've got a new hamster. Now what? Learn all the basic hamster care you'll need to make spending time with your hamster, fun and easy.
How to Care for Hamsters: The First Weeks
Reading Hamster BehaviorYour hamster can't tell you how it feel. So it's crucial to understand your hamster's habits and body languages. Is it scared, angry, happy, or relaxed?
Hamster gamesOnce you're comfortable with handling your hamster, it's time to really have fun with it! Hamster aren't that receptive to complex tricks like other rodents. So use patience and start with something simple. With hamsters, the point isn't to have it perform acrobats for you. It's to enjoy all the silly little things they do naturally. :)
Taking Care of Hamster ChoresPartly why hamsters are great pets is because they're so easy to clean.
Here's a list of things that you should do. Create a little routine schedule. Set aside maybe 1 hour a week for hamster care. I promise, it doesn't take much work.
Homemade Hamster FoodsHamsters really don't eat that much. Feed your hamster everyday, just a little mix of commercial hamster feed and maybe an occasional hamster treats.
Sometimes you can add a little human food to the mix, too. But be careful what you give them. Some harmless foods to you are poisonous to them!
What To Do: Hamster FightsHamsters can be very naughty! But remember that they are just acting on their instincts. It's also a way to tell you that something isn't right. Are there ways where you can make things better and prevent a further brawl?
What To Do: Hamster Bite"Ouch! Why did it do that for?" Just when you thought you solidified a bond with your hamster...bam!
But don't be upset or scared of your hamster.
What To Do: Escaped HamsterI thought it'd never happen to me but yes it did. These hamsters are escape artists! Runaway rodent can cause serious damage to a house.
Luckily, setting up a hamster trap is easy enough to have your hamster walking back in it's cage.